LACY: ? - Mar. 17, 2010 Berner Garde # 44853
Lacy was our first rescue dog. She was very underweight when she was first rescued, one of 3 dogs rescued at the time from a known backyard breeder nearing puppy mill status. Those 3 were the last Berners that "breeder" owned. The vets felt she may not survive but she did and she came to live with us in 2007. They felt she was about 9 yrs old at the time and may live anywhere from 3 mos on. She lived a full 3 yrs with us. She was very shy and docile but did love the other dogs in our home and often had a smile on her face. She was a pleasure to own and we are thankful she got to know love before she passed.
MAGGIE: MOHAPP'S EPIC MAGGIE MAY CGC May 14, 2006 - Oct 6, 2013
Berner Garde # 30334
Sire: Cando's Primo Donner Dam: Mohapp's Mirror In The Sky
Maggie May, Freckle face, Maggie came to us from a breeder in WI. She was an absolute joy. She was always happy. She loved being outside but she also loved being around people and snuggling. She also pulled a cart. Roz hoped to show her in confirmation but never got to that point. We lost her all too young like many Berner owners know after a short illness. It was quite a shock.
BELLA HEAVEN: ? - Sep 14, 2015
Berner Garde # 120854
Bella was our 2nd rescue girl. She came to us from a home where she was home all day with the mom who was disabled and no longer able to care for her because of her issues that were worsening. She was happy but skittish. She came to us with urine, bowel and neurological issues and had a very stilted gait because of them. She had horrible bladder stones that Roz was able to pretty much completely get rid of with specialized home cooked diet but her bowel and bladder incontinence issues never improved, in fact got worse. These were most likely related to the nerological issues in her rear end. She was happy with us for the short 6 mos time we had with her. She loved having freedom in her backyard and loved having other dogs in her family. She was a pleasant girl and we were glad to be able to make the last few months of her life happier.
SADIE: PRETTY LADY SADIE CGC TDI December 6, 2004 - Apr 7, 2016
Berner Garde # 24496
Sire: Buddy Eldey's Friend Dam: Ellie Buddy's Friend
Sadie was our first berner. She was from a very nice family in Brighton. Michigan who we stayed in contact with thorughout her life. Sadie picked us, crawling up in Bill's lap almost as soon as he sat on the floor, during our first visit. She was large for a female weighing 108 lbs and standing about 27 inches at the shoulders. She had a nice boxy head, sound structure and a wonderful temperament. She also had a very silky coat. She loved people and going on outings. She was great around handicapped people and little children. She was our leaner and loved going between our legs. She was the basis for the name Trueheart because of her loyalty and the love she showed us. Sadie also pulled a cart.
RALPHIE: TRUEHEART'S LITTLE MIRACLE CGC TDI 11/6/2008 - 1/11/2017
Sire: Baron Von Colmberg Waldchen Dam: Pretty Lady Sadie
Ralphie was Bill's buddy. He was the runt of our first litter. He was stuck breech in the birth canal causing a C-Section. The vet had difficulty getting him out and they had difficulty reviving him. His right rear leg was badly twisted and swollen. He weighed 13.5 oz while the rest of the litter weighed about 1 1/2 lbs. His weight dropped to 9 oz. We hand fed him for the first 5 days and then had to get in the whelping box to keep his place while he nursed when he was stronger. We had to massage and exercise his rear leg, which completely healed but left hime with an odd gait. As the pups grew he became the brains of the operation. He was always figuring out how to escape and then enlisted his brawny brothers to do the heavy work for him. After being passed up a couple of times, when the pups were being placed, he decided he wanted to stay here instead of go to another home. He wouldn't have anything to do with the last couple that came specifically to see him. He had the best chest of the litter although the rest of his structure is pretty poor. He is a big boy weighing 105 and is lean. He was a character and we loved him dearly. He had some funny antics. He was very laid back and just ambled along. We often sang to ourselves "I'm bringing home a baby bumble bee" because he just takes his sweet time getting there. He was always smiling. He does great around canes, walkers and wheelchairs. Bill did Therapy work with him at the extended care facility in town. He was always our little miracle.
CHESTNUT: STEADFAST CHESTNUT TRUEHEART'S DREAM
Aug 4, 2013 - Oct 17, 2019 UKC CH
Berner Garde # 100700
Sire: Adesa Battleship Defender Dam: Diamond Creeks My Steadfast Maxine
Chestnut came from Dorri Poppe in MA. I had tried breeding Sadie with her boy Chester that I loved, but was unsuccessful. Chestnut was a grand daughter of Chester's so I got a little piece of my dream after all. Dorri helped me a lot learning about structure and movement. I made several trips out to MA for learning sessions, breeding attempts and then for picking out and picking up Chestnut. Chestnut reminded us of Maggie a lot from the first minutes she was in our home. She had freckles on her snout too. She was always smiling and happy. She stood her ground. She was a snuggler too. Roz showed her in AKC as well as UKC. Chestnut got her UKC CH in 2 short weekends. She liked showing off so did well in the show ring although she never got her title. We tried breeding her but only wound up with 2 singleton litters, our Bernie and Charlie that I still have. We lost Chestnut far too young after a short ilness. Something many Berner owners are familar with.
DIAMOND: TRUEHEART'S DIAMOND IN THE FALL UKC CH, CHC
November 6, 2008 – October 22, 2020
Berner Garde # 63641
Sire: Baron V Colmberg Waldchen Dam: Pretty Lady Sadie
Diamond, Diamond Girl, Snuggle Bug, Wiggle Butt was my heart dog from the day she was born. She was from our first litter as well as her brother's Ralphie and Murphy. Hubby knew immediately she would be staying with us. I knew exactly which puppy collar she would have - the fancy one with pink Diamonds on it and she would forever more be called My Diamond Girl. She taught me how to start in the show dog world. She never did get her championship due to an emergent spay but she always gave me great pleasure in the show ring, especially the day she took reserve at a Regional Specialty, thank you Judge Ms. Jane Haefner, with 29 bitches shown. She had the sweetest temperament and the best coat you could imagine, getting both of those from her momma. She loved to pull her cart and be with her people. She stayed by my side and slept with us at night. I miss her to this day.
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